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Marathon

Long distance endurance and strategy

While in Flatwater Racing events, paddlers race on a straight course, Marathon Racing involves paddling sleek racing craft over long distances, on either the flatwater of lakes, and dams, or the flowing water of a river. Traditional Marathon Racing competitions, like ICF World Cup and World Championships, involve a fixed flatwater course with regular portages, where the paddler must carry the canoe or kayak. Each race lasts approximately 3 hours.

Many popular marathons are raced down sections of river, where the paddler must negociate the currents, rapids or weirs, or else portage around these obstacles. Some of these events attract over 2000 athletes each year and are often run inseveral stages over several days.

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ECA Competitions

2019 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 25. - 28. 2019, Decize, FRA
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2020, Budapest, HUN*
All competitions

NEWS

Kiszli – Mihalik, Romero – Grana and Boros - Solti win the remaining gold medals of the 2018 ...
Kiszli – Mihalik, Romero – Grana and Boros - Solti win the remaining gold medals of the 2018 ...

An exciting four days of racing at the 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Metković, Croatia, concluded with men’s C2, women’s K2 and men’s K2 events. Vanda Kiszli – Sara Mihalik, Diego Romero – Oscar Grana and Adrian Boros – Laszlo Solti are the last recipients of gold medals at this European Championships.

 

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Csay, Campos, Babak and Ramalho the 2018 Canoe Marathon European Champions
Csay, Campos, Babak and Ramalho the 2018 Canoe Marathon European Champions

The penultimate competition day of the 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Metković, Croatia, brought senior K1 and C1 events in women’s and men’s categories. Liudmyla Babak from Ukraine is the new C1 women European Champion, Antonio Manuel Campos was the fastest in men’s C1 race, Renata Csay won in women’s K1 race and Jose Ramalho in men’s K1 event.

 

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Paufler cousins bring double win to Germany in men’s K1 U23 event
Paufler cousins bring double win to Germany in men’s K1 U23 event

Second competition day of the 2018 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships brought the new European Champions in K2W, K2M and C2M junior events and C1M U23 and K1M U23 events. Hungary, Poland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Great Britain, Denmark and France were among the medallists today.

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